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    Default N.H. tougher than neighbors on negligent hikers

    This has been talked about before on the forums, but now it looks like it's going to be a reality.

    http://www.seacoastonline.com/articl...-NEWS-81230032

    They can revoke driver's licenses, but what about for out of state hikers that need rescue? Can NH take a MA license?

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    Sucks for the hunters since this is really aimed at them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O View Post
    Sucks for the hunters since this is really aimed at them.
    Does that mean that the hunters don't have an equal responsibility to be prepared? Are there really more hunters being rescued than there are hikers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtruman View Post
    Does that mean that the hunters don't have an equal responsibility to be prepared? Are there really more hunters being rescued than there are hikers?
    Hunter rescues exceed hiker rescues by an order of magnitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O View Post
    Hunter rescues exceed hiker rescues by an order of magnitude.
    Interesting. Where is that stat from? (Not saying that I don't believe you). I read the "Accidents Reports" section of Appalachia regularly and haven't seen any reports involving hunters. The reports come from F&G so is it that they only include hiker incidents? Just curious...
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    I'd guess that Appalachia doesn't really care about hunters, among many other classes of rescue.

    I usually hear the statistic when a rational person, in-the-know, is reporting on a rescue story. Opposed to a reporter from New York City. They are usually quick to mention that lost hunters consume far more resources than lost hikers.

    Maybe its because there are hundreds of calls every year for overdue hunters that are resolved in a few hours. Opposed to less than 10 for lost hikers that take days to resolve.

    Its much more exciting to read about stranded mountaineers in a snow cave at 11,000ft than Bubba the hunter who got lost on the back side of the property.
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